(June 25, 2014) Jeffrey Jordan, former senior vice president for international programs at the Catholic Medical Mission Board (CMMB), has been selected as president and CEO of the Population Reference Bureau, in Washington, D.C., effective July 23, 2014.
“PRB’s Board of Trustees is very pleased to announce Jeff’s appointment as president and CEO,” notes Margaret Neuse, chairwoman of the board. “Jeff has held senior management roles at several nonprofit and for-profit international development organizations with ever-increasing responsibilities in program management and leadership. He has the passion and enthusiasm, experience, skills, and vision to lead PRB and expand our reach and impact.”
At the CMMB, Jordan provided oversight and strategic input to all international programs in HIV/AIDS, maternal and child health, neglected and tropical diseases, and gender. He managed CMMB’s field staff and the medical volunteer program, and oversaw the monitoring and evaluation unit and the grants acquisition department.
“It is an honor and privilege to be given the opportunity to lead PRB,” Jordan said. “For more than 80 years, PRB has been providing accurate, objective demographic data and analysis to inform decisionmakers and implementers, and empower them to create sound policies and programs in population, health, and environment.”
Jordan’s demographic experience is rooted in his work at the Population Resource Center (1990-1994), followed by the Futures Group/Constella Futures (1994-2007). At Futures, he first served as an analyst and program manager before becoming vice president of program development and operations and chief operating officer. His technical experience spans both U.S. and international applications, including program development, policy communication and constituency building, institution building, and applied policy research and analysis. His practice areas included policy analysis and presentation training, participatory policy processes through civil society networks, GIS applications of health survey data, demographic links to related sectors including the environment and food security, and gender. He has also served with USAID Zaire.
Jordan has written and presented on topics ranging from demographic trends to contraceptive security to gender and reproductive health policy. He holds a master’s degree in public affairs from Princeton University, Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs.
Jordan succeeds Wendy Baldwin as PRB’s president. James E. Scott, PRB’s chief financial and operating officer, has been acting president since November 2013.